Biography of Charles W. Williams
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Williams, Charles W., born at Carbondale, Pa., May 6, 1859, was educated in the common schools and Deposit Academy, and came to Elmira in 1880, beginning life as clerk with the Commercial Express Fast Freight Line. In 1885 he was promoted traveling agent and February 28, 1890, he became general freight and passenger agent for the Elmira, Cortland, and Northern Railroad Company. June 10, 1885, he married Margaret, oldest daughter of William and Sarah Reese, of Danrille, Pa. They had one son, David S., who died in infancy. Mr. Williams's father, David, was born in South Wales, England, and married Margaretta Jones, of his native place. They had twelvechildren, seven of whom are living: Benjamin, Maria, Margaret, John W., Charles W., Sarah W., and Elizabeth R. They came to the United States in 1841 and located in Pennsylvania.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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